IChemE announces 2022 Global Awards finalists

IChemE announces 2022 Global Awards finalists

6th September 2022

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) has announced more than 100 finalist projects in the running for the 2022 Global Awards, with entries demonstrating excellence in chemical, biochemical and process engineering.

The winners in 15 team categories and two individual award categories (Young Industrialist and Young Researcher) from 15 countries will be announced at the first in-person awards ceremony since 2019 at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel, Manchester, UK, on 17 November 2022.

The prize will be a coveted trophy in the most prestigious awards in the profession and the event is expected to be one of the largest gatherings of chemical and process engineers in the UK since before the pandemic.

The evening will be hosted by television and radio host Reverend Richard Coles who is a co-presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live, and has been a regular panellist on TV shows such as Would I Lie To You?, Have I Got News For You and QI.

The categories for the awards are:

  • Best Consultancy
  • Business Start-up sponsored by Sellafield Ltd
  • Diversity and Inclusion sponsored by Bouygues Energies & Services
  • Energy sponsored by Rolls-Royce
  • Industry Project sponsored by WSP
  • Innovative Product
  • Oil & Gas
  • Process Automation and Digitalisation Award sponsored by PM Group
  • Process Safety sponsored by PM Group
  • Public Engagement
  • Research Project
  • Sustainability
  • Team Award sponsored by BakerHicks
  • Training & Development
  • Water Award
  • Young Industrialist sponsored by BES
  • Young Researcher sponsored by Johnson Matthey

Successful finalists include: BP International and Baker Hughes, UK; Descon Oxychem, Pakistan; Dow, USA; EPOC Enviro, Australia and Envytech Solutions, Sweden; Gexcon, Norway; Harbour Energy, UK; Kagera AI, Serbia; Loughborough University, UK; Metcelerate, UK; Optimal Systems Engineering, Malaysia; Reactor Technology Research Group; University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia; TRU-MK7, New Zealand; and University of Waterloo, Canada.

Keith Batchelor, Chair of the IChemE Global Awards volunteer judging panel, said: 

“We are so thrilled to be hosting the awards dinner in person this year after two years of virtual celebrations. There will be a great atmosphere as we recognise some of the highest standards and achievements in chemical engineering around the globe - our peer-reviewed awards are a real accolade within the profession.

“We received a significant number of outstanding entries this year, with many focussing on the use of digital technologies and sustainability across different sectors, both of which are highlighted in IChemE’s Priority Topics. It has also been gratifying to see a concern to ensure that diversity is now embedded across our discipline.

“Congratulations to all of this year’s finalists and thank you to everyone who submitted an entry.”

Winners of the IChemE Malaysia Awards (to be announced on 10 October) will qualify as finalists in their respective categories at the IChemE Global Awards.

Each team category winner at the IChemE Global Awards will also be in with a chance to be crowned the overall winner and receive the Outstanding Achievement in Chemical and Process Engineering Award, sponsored by ExxonMobil.

View the full list of finalists and read more about the Global Awards at www.icheme.org/globalawards.


IChemE Global Awards trophies


For more information please contact:

Claire Shepherd, Communications Executive, IChemE
t: +44 (0) 1788 534457
e: cshepherd@icheme.org

Rachael Whittles, Communications Executive and PR Lead, IChemE
t: +44 (0) 1788 534435
e: rwhittles@icheme.org

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